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Abstract #4860

Toward Gradient Systems with Really Identical Gradient Coils

Gerrit Schultz 1 , Feng Jia 1 , and Maxim Zaitsev 1

1 Dept. of Radiology - Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Cylindrical gradient coils are typically designed on three different layers having different radii. As a consequence, the x- and y- gradients or, in case a magic angle gradient system is constructed, all three gradient coils may be designed to be similar, but they are not identical. Identical designs are desirable to further reduce the differences of the coil properties such as switching speed or maximum gradient strength. MR acquisitions would potentially profit from such an approach, and, with identical designs, also the optimization and fabrication of gradient systems may be facilitated. In this abstract, gradient system designs are proposed that consist of such identical gradient coils.

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